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                  SELECTED LIVE BIRTH CHARACTERISTICS BY RACE OF MOTHER
                                      ARKANSAS 2003 


                                           ---------------  Race of Mother  ---------------
                             Total              White              Black           Other
                           No.     Pct        No.     Pct       No.     Pct     No.     Pct



I.  Trimester When Prenatal Care Began

First Trimester         30,290    80.1     24,065    82.3     5,177    72.1     1E3    76.8

Second Trimester         5,339    14.1      3,725    12.7     1,389    19.4     219    16.2

Third Trimester            996     2.6        657     2.2       295     4.1      44     3.3

None                       623     1.6        405     1.4       194     2.7      23     1.7

Unknown                    547     1.4        391     1.3       123     1.7      27     2.0


J.  Number of Prenatal Visits

None                       623     1.6        405     1.4       194     2.7      23     1.7

1-4 Visits               1,689     4.5      1,031     3.5       591     8.2      66     4.9

5-9 Visits               7,062    18.7      4,939    16.9     1,830    25.5     288    21.3

10-12 Visits            16,703    44.2     13,240    45.3     2,855    39.8     601    44.5

13-15 Visits             7,859    20.8      6,599    22.6     1,006    14.0     251    18.6

16-30 Visits             3,051     8.1      2,433     8.3       541     7.5      76     5.6

Unknown                    808     2.1        596     2.0       161     2.2      45     3.3


K.  Maternal Tobacco Use During Pregnancy

None                    31,322    82.9     23,584    80.6     6,466    90.1     1E3    93.0

<10 Cigarettes/Day       2,066     5.5      1,651     5.6       378     5.3      36     2.7

10-19 Cigarettes/Day     2,542     6.7      2,300     7.9       206     2.9      34     2.5

20+ Cigarettes/Day       1,385     3.7      1,295     4.4        74     1.0      15     1.1

Unknown Cigarettes/Day     317     0.8        273     0.9        38     0.5       5     0.4

Unknown Tobacco Use        163     0.4        140     0.5        16     0.2       4     0.3


L.  Maternal Weight Gain During Pregnancy

<16 POUNDS               7,620    20.2      5,176    17.7     2,165    30.2     272    20.1

16-20 POUNDS             3,768    10.0      2,754     9.4       865    12.1     149    11.0

21-25 POUNDS             5,702    15.1      4,434    15.2     1,053    14.7     212    15.7

26-35 POUNDS            10,204    27.0      8,271    28.3     1,525    21.2     403    29.9

36+ POUNDS              10,452    27.7      8,578    29.3     1,553    21.6     313    23.2

UNKNOWN                     49     0.1         30     0.1        17     0.2       1     0.1


 
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